It won’t be long before we are switching our thermostats to deliver us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the winter. And warmer air can result in drier air that can impact our overall health. You may have never thought about monitoring humidity levels inside, or maybe you’re looking to find just the perfect balance. We’ve talked about the benefits of a whole-home humidifier from decreasing the chances of getting sick to helping with your skin. But how do you know which system is the best for your house?
If you aren’t familiar, a whole-home humidifier uses water directly from your water supply and the water panel only needs to be changed a couple times through the heating season. There are more up-front costs to start, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention in the end.
There are a couple things you’ll need to consider when shopping for a whole-home humidifier.
- Size—The size and capacity of a humidifier is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to determine what size you should get is to take your total floor area and multiply it by the height of the ceiling. This will help determine how many gallons per hour you will need and be a guide as you review your options.
- Budget—There are initial costs when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also recognize how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are several models that can help meet the needs in your home while sticking to a budget you are comfortable with.
Every home and family is different. Our professionals at D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can offer you a home health report to help you select which humidifier is appropriate for your home. And our assessment will confirm you are getting the best solution to fit your existing HVAC system. We want to make sure you can rest comfortably during the colder weather and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. You can reach us at 518-205-3324 or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.